- Notes and responses, January 30, 2013: I was on vacation, so Linda ran this storytime. Unfortunately, we were in the middle of a big winter storm and only 3 people came. That means I can reuse this one again sometime soon!
- Notes and Responses February 1, 2012: Despite my cold, this was a very popular storytime! I skipped This is the way we plant a garden, b/c my voice was giving out, but 5 fat peas was, as always, a hit. I also discovered a great way to use Rah Rah Radishes and emphasize vocabulary - have the kids yell the names after I say them! A couple babies got a little upset at the loud noises, but their moms just popped out to the children's area with them, another reason I love the set up of our storyroom/children's area.
Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Tomorrow at Messy Art Club, Butterfly Celebration! Drop by any time between 3:30 and 5, all ages welcome, make butterfly wings and more!
Early Literacy Theme: Our early literacy theme today is vocabulary, knowing the names of things, feelings, concepts, and ideas. We will be learning lots of exciting new words today!
Opening name song: The more we get together
Long story: On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole
Movement: Five Fat Peas
Nonfiction: Planting the wild garden by Kathryn Galbraith
Movement: Jumping Beans
Short story: Rah Rah Radishes by April Pulley Sayre
Short story: Do you know which ones will grow by Susan Shea
Closing song: Sunny Day
Process art: Seed collage
Prep: Put seeds in green tubs, put out construction paper and glue
Kids glue seeds to paper to make pictures.
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